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A week ago the rules on PPE changed. Care Workers attending Non symptomatic Shielded individuals should wear apron, gloves and now a mask. Where we live they were supplied with 50 masks. They have not managed to organise another delivery. To comply with the rules they need 80 masks a day to deal wit...
I look after my Wife who is in the shielded category. We also have my Mum here because she could not cope, because of her dementia. We have 8 carers a day come to support Ros because I have a spinal injury I cannot do the moving and handling. I was told by one care company who look after Ros that th...
Yesterday I had an awful day trying to organise food and essentials for the two people I look after. I could not use the protected entry slots at Sainsbury because I am 68 and it was assumed that I could shop at anytime. Problem is that by the time I gained entry there were no toilet roll. Trying to...
Many of us don't need to have free food from a food bank, just a way of getting the food we need. It is possibly the most stressful aspect of looking after my Wife and Mum. Ensuring I have food and cleaning materials. Govt seems reluctant to address the issue, pleading with people to do the right t...
Where is the practical support for Carers. Looking after my Wife (70) with MS and my Mum (90) vascular dementia and Alzheimers is proving a real challenge. Can't isolate, we have 8 paid Carers a day to support Ros. Mum is kind of coping. I moved Mum in because she would not cope in isolation. Bigges...
Has any unpaid carer been advised what is to happen to their cared for in the event they or their paid carers contract corona virus. I am able to do some of the work but cannot do any lifting due to scoliosis of the spine. The current advice is to try and recruit friends and family to help. Not sure...
Did I miss something? The budget had more money for the NHS but no mention of more funding for Social Care. There seems to be little or no plan to support Carers through the Corona pandemic. For my wife to renain at home we are supported by 8 Paid Carers How am I to replace that support? If I get Co...
I was asked to update our contingency plan for looking after my Wife. My problem is that I am dependent on support from paid carers to look after her at home. So I turned the issue back to ACS and asked what are their contingency plans for supporting Ros.
Is anyone else out there who is confused and concerned about what we have to do in the event that either we or our cared for has to self isolate. I have read advice that we should have a contingency plan. I have tried to devise one but keep hitting the same brick wall If I self isolate, the carers w...
As a volunteer, I talk to groups, individuals and organisations about all matters regardng the challenges of being a carer. What I am finding is that there is a growing despondency and weariness amongst people who are unpaid Carers. The growing demands on Carers as social care services are reduced o...